My research interests have focused mainly on the changing role of men within the family and on understanding factors that promote positive father involvement. Specifically, I have studied fathers’ parenting self-efficacy, and supporting the transition to fathering. I am also interested in the interplay between masculine ideologies, parenting beliefs and parenting behaviours. Additional areas of interest include exploring the influence of nature contact on psychological well-being and better understanding the assessment of existential courage.
Select Publications & Presentations
Brooks, A. M., Ottley, K. M., Arbuthnott, K. D., & Sevigny, P. R. (2017). Nature-related mood effects: Season and type of nature contact. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 54, 91-102. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.10.004.
Berard, N., Loutzenhiser, L., Sevigny, P. R., & Alfano, D. P. (2017). Executive function, social emotional learning and social competence in school-aged boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 32, 265-281. doi: 10.1177/0829573517707907
Sevigny, P. R. (2017, March). Beyond Risk: Identifying and encouraging the use of character strengths to foster positive change. Keynote address given at the 3nd Canadian National Fatherhood Conference, Winnipeg, MB.
Sevigny, P. R., Loutzenhiser, L., & McAuslan, P. (2016). Development and Validation of the Fathering Self-Efficacy Scale. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 17, 92-102. doi:10.1037/a0039659
Malloy, D. C., Sevigny, P. R., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Bond, K., Fahey McCarthy, E., Murakami, M., Paholpak, S., Shalani, N., Liu, P. L. & Peng, H. (2014). Religiosity and ethical ideology of physicians: A cross-cultural study. Journal of Religion and Health, 53, 244-254.
Sevigny, P. R. & Loutzenhiser, L (2010). Predictors of parenting self-efficacy in mothers and fathers of toddlers. Child: Care, Health and Development, 36, 179-189.